The anti-corruption bureau ACB will lead the nation in commemorating the world anti-corruption day on Monday.
The ACB has since released a statement calling on all stakeholders to join the celebrations which began on Tuesday last week with a debate between students from Chancellor College and the Polytechnic.
This was followed by big walks which started on Friday and ended on Saturday.
Themed My Fight: Our Fight: Corruption Must fall, this year’s International anti-corruption day will reach its climax on Monday as various members of the society will converge at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge for presentations on the fight against the vice which continues to threaten Malawi’s quest for sustainable development.
On the day, the 2019-2024 National anti-corruption strategy (NACS II) and the ACB strategic plan, both of which have been under review, will be launched.
The ACB says this year’s theme calls on all stakeholders to join hands in fighting the vice.
Every year Malawi joins the international community in commemorating the world anti-corruption day.
Malawi scored 32 points out of 100 on the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by the watch dog Transparency International.
The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be.
Here in Malawi, almost every administration since 1994 has been accused of high levels of corruption. Allegations of corruption mostly involve the ruling elite and senior public servants; this is despite the ACB receiving funding from the taxpayer since its inception over two decades ago.
The ACB, whose independence is also commonly questioned, goes into this year’s International Anti-Corruption Day facing widespread and stinging criticism for failing to conclude a very huge pile of corruption cases that are said to be rotting in the courts.